A CHESHAM school girl raised more than £320 for Leukaemia Research by doing her last Star paper round in memory of her late brother.

Nicky Robinson, 15, of Chartridge Lane, Chesham, put her best foot forward to do the round with her leg tied to the leg of friend Elizabeth Swann. Nicky's brother Christopher, ten, died of leukaemia in 1985.

Generous Star readers sponsored Nicky and Elizabeth as they hobbled their way round their route as well as sending money to the Star offices.

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Nicky wrote to the Star to thank everyone for their help in raising the cash.

Nicky, who goes to the Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth, said: "My brother died of leukaemia and I always think of raising money for that so there can be research into the disease and other people's brothers won't die of it too."

She decided to give up the paper round in order to concentrate on her GCSEs this academic year.

Nicky added: "We thought it was a fun way of raising money.

"I was talking to Elizabeth and she joked that we should do the paper round tied together, and it seemed like a really good idea."

It is not the first time that the two friends have joined up for Leukaemia Research.

"I have done a three-legged fund-raising event at my school," added Nicky.

Nicky's mother, Ginny, said: "She is always thinking of ways to raise money for the charity."